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December 13, 2005

Maryland initiates Crap Tax

From FoxNews...

The new Maryland "flush tax," a $30 fee that generates money for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Restoration Fund, will be collected for the first time this year. It was seen as a major piece of environmental legislation for Gov. Robert Ehrlich.

It is expected to raise $60 million to $70 million a year to upgrade the state's 66 major sewage treatment plants to reduce the discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus that pollute the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways. The money also will be used to upgrade septic systems and fund a cover-crop program that encourages farmers to plant crops that absorb nitrogen.

Owners of property with buildings on them, whether they use public water and sewer systems or septic tanks, must pay the fee.

"People are coming in here saying, 'I have a two-hole outhouse, I'm not going to pay you.' " Peuler said. "We have a saying around here: 'You pee, you poo, you pay.' The three P's, you know?"

Don't you just hate arrogant public officials who like to throw their authority in your face? Personally, I think Maryland residents should sent the tax in accompanied by a generous sample of what's being taxed.

"Dear tax-collector, please find the check for the amount owed, floating at the bottom of the accompanying bucket of feces and urine."

Heh, heh, heh.

Coverage: Hammer of Truth, Homeland Stupidity, Sploid, The Monroe Doctrine, In the Middle of America

Posted by Danny Carlton at December 13, 2005 06:44 AM

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